The Partnership Press July/August 2014

The Partnership Press
News for the Young Children, Families and Providers of Lenoir and Greene Counties
July/August
2014
We hope all of our local child
care professionals are
enjoying the summer so far.
Please remember the high
heat temperatures and look for
heatstroke warning signs
(more on this page 3) in the
young children in your care.
We are excited to introduce
you to our newest staff
member, Jennelle Lewis. See
her bio on this page!
Lots of wonderful pictures to
share in this issue of recent
events (page 2). Don’t forget
to share pictures of your child
care in action with our
Community Outreach
Coordinator, Molly Taylor.
She loves sharing our mission
with the community and we
are embarking on even more
ways to spread the word.
More to come on this….!
In the spirit of our mission,
“Developing Today’s
Children to Become
Tomorrow’s Leaders”
Keith Sylvester
Executive Director
The Partnership for Children is pleased to introduce our newest staff
member, Jennelle Lewis. Jennelle joins us as the Assuring Better Child
Health and Development (ABCD) Coordinator. ABCD is a project that
improves the quality of child development services in primary care
medical practices by enhancing developmental screenings, referrals and
follow-up for children ages birth-5 in the context of the medical home.
Jennelle is a native of Goldsboro, NC who received her BS in Family
Community Service from East Carolina University in 2004. She was
previously employed with ECU Physicians-Family Medicine as an
Administrative Support Specialist. Jennelle currently resides in
Winterville.
Through her role with ABCD, Jennelle will be serving multiple counties,
including Lenoir, Greene, Jones, Duplin, Craven, Pitt and Martin. “I am
excited about the opportunity to enhance the developmental growth of
children and their families, stated Jennelle. ABCD will provide early
intervention services and ongoing assistance with medical providers.”
Jennelle is very family-oriented and enjoys teaching preschool at her
church. She is passionate about ECU (Pirate Forever!) and is looking
forward to her new career at the Partnership for Children.
Please help us welcome Jennelle!
There are only 2,000 days between the time
a baby is born and when that child begins
kindergarten.
Volume 19, Issue 1
Learn more at www.first2000days.org
All Smiles!
Kids Fest,
Providers Banquet
and Colgate Dental Van
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Iris Jacobs Wins “Small Business of the Year!”
We were so proud of Iris Jacobs, long-time child care director in Lenoir
County and Partnership for Children Executive Board Member for being
named the “Small Business of the Year” by the Kinston-Lenoir County
Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication to children and quality of care is
to be commended and we were thrilled she was recognized with this
special award!
Announcements
The Partnership for Children of Lenoir and Greene
Counties’ offices will be
closed the following dates:

July 4, 2014
Greene PAT will meet
Wednesday, July 16 and
Wednesday, August 13 at
3:00 p.m. Call Taylor at
(252) 747-3331 to register.
Heatstroke Safety Tips
Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT:
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child
alone in a car, not even for a minute.
C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car
next to your child such as a briefcase, purse or a cell phone that is
needed at your final destination.
T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency
personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
Contact Us:
Kinston
1465 Hwy. 258 N.
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 939-1200
Fax: (252) 939-1313
Snow Hill
1108 B Kingold Blvd.
Snow Hill, NC 28580
(252) 747-3331
Fax: (252) 686-0959
www.partnership4children.com
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July 2014
Date/Time
Title of Workshop
Description
Other Information
07/15/2014
CPR Recertification
5:30-7:30 p.m. Class
*This class holds
up to 20 people.
*cancelled
Participants in this training will be re-certified in Adult, Child
and Infant CPR as well as training on the use of AED’s.
The certification is valid for two years.
*This training will be held at the Grifton Rescue Squad, 535
Queen Street, Grifton, NC. Registration may be made at
the Partnership for Children offices in Kinston or Snow Hill.
Instructor:
Trooper Coley and
Ervin Harper
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $10.00
07/29/2014
CPR Class
5:30-9:00 p.m. *This class holds
up to 20 people.
*cancelled
Participants in this training will receive certification in Adult,
Child and Infant CPR as well as training on the use of
AED’s. *This training will be held at the Grifton Rescue
Squad, 535 Queen Street, Grifton, NC. Registration may
be made at the Partnership for Children offices in Kinston
or Snow Hill.
Instructor:
Trooper Coley and
Ervin Harper
Credit Hours: 3.5
Cost: $20.00
07/29/2014
Imagination Station
6:30-8:30 p.m. Audience:
Preschool and
School-Age
Providers
A “world of science” training for childcare providers,
exploring science through literature and fun with hands-on
activities. Also included are resource packets with
experiments that can be done with food and everyday
objects.
Instructor:
Stephanie Sullivan,
Program Specialist
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
August 2014
Date/Time
Title of Workshop
08/07/2014
The Ins & Outs of
6:30-8:30 p.m. ECERS-R
Audience:
Preschool
Teachers
Description
Other Information
This hands-on training will offer providers an opportunity to
become familiar with key points and terms of the Early
Childhood Environment Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R)
along with ideas to implement activities in the classroom.
** If you have an ECERS-R, please remember to bring a
copy.
Instructor:
Taylor Bowen,
Program Specialist
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
08/12/2014
I See You and You Come join us to discuss cultural awareness, what this
6:30-8:30 p.m. See Me:
means and ways books can support cultural awareness in
Supporting Cultural your classroom. Bring your favorite book to share!
Awareness from
the Start
Audience:
All Child Care
Providers
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Instructor:
Jeannine
Poythress,
Program Specialist
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
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Date/Time
Title of Workshop
Description
Other Information
08/19/2014
Choosing and
1:00-6:00 p.m. Using A Curriculum
Audience:
All Child Care
Providers
This session will provide participants with guidelines for
selecting and planning to implement a NC approved
curriculum for birth to age 5. It will also provide guidance
on matching curriculum and formative assessment
strategies to modify implementation of the curriculum.
Instructor:
Taylor Bowen,
Program Specialist
Credit Hours: 5
Cost: $15.00
08/25/2014
Foundations
1:00-6:00 p.m. Audience:
All Child Care
Providers
The five hour Foundations course will provide participants
with an introduction to Foundations, North Carolina's new
Early Learning and Development Standards, how they are
structured, and how to implement them in early childhood
settings. Participants will construct the knowledge base
necessary to use the standards in supporting children in
their learning and development by embedding the
standards in daily classroom planning and practice.
*Please bring a copy of your Foundations book and
lesson plans that you have created.
Instructor:
Jeannine
Poythress,
Program Specialist
Credit Hours: 5
Cost: $15.00
September 2014
Date/Time
Title of Workshop
Description
Other Information
09/04/2014
The Ins & Outs of
6:30-8:30 p.m. ITERS-R
Audience:
Infant/Toddler
Teachers &
Directors
This hands-on training will offer providers an opportunity
Instructor:
become familiar with key points and terms of the Infant/
Taylor Bowen,
Toddler Environment Rating Scale Revised (ITERS-R)
Program Specialist
along with ideas to implement activities in the classroom. If Credit Hours: 2
you have an ITERS-R, please remember to bring a copy.
Cost: $5.00
09/09/2014
Positive
6:30-8:30 p.m. Communication
Techniques for the
Child Care Industry
Audience: All Child
Care Providers
This training will instruct providers on how to model and
create lasting impressions with the children in their care as
well as building positive relationships with staff, directors,
parents and the community-at-large. Emphasis will be
placed on both verbal and non-verbal communication
techniques and marketing your childcare.
Instructor:
Molly Taylor,
Community
Outreach
Coordinator
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
09/15/2014
Overview of the
6:30-8:30 p.m. Child and Adult
Limit: 20 slots Food Care
Program
Audience:
All Child Care
Providers
This training will provide an opportunity to learn more about
the Child and Adult Care Food Program and ways the
program can support your Child Care Facility and Family
Child Care Home.
Instructor:
Kathy Dikeman
and Leila Babbs,
Child/Adult Food
Program
Representatives
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
09/18/2014
Asthma in Child
This training will provide information about asthma, how to
6:30-8:30 p.m. Care
control it, what medications to use and what symptoms to
Audience: All Child look for.
Care Providers
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Instructor:
Christy Hobbs,
CCHC and Lisa
Johnson, RRT
Credit Hours: 2
Cost: $5.00
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Fill out this form and send it back to us if you will be attending any of the trainings offered by the Partnership
Training Registration Form
Name: ___________________________________
Last 4 numbers of SSN: __________________
Daytime Phone: ____________________________
County of Employment: __________________
Facility Name: _____________________________
Email Address: _________________________
Please select the training(s) you are registering for according to the age group you work with.
Select Training Title of Training
Date of
Training
Time
Cost
cancelled
CPR Recertification Class
07/15/2014 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$10.00
cancelled
CPR Class
07/29/2014 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
$20.00
Imagination Station
07/29/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
ECERS-R
08/07/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Cultural Awareness
08/12/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Creating and Using a
Curriculum
08/19/2014 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
$15.00
Foundations
08/25/2014 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
$15.00
ITERS-R
09/04/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Positive Communication
Techniques
09/09/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Child and Adult Food Care
Program
09/15/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Asthma in Child Care
09/18/2014 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$5.00
Please mail payments to:
Partnership for Children
1465 Hwy 258 N
Kinston, NC 28504
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or
Partnership for Children
1108-B Kingold Blvd
Snow Hill, NC 28580
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Reminders for all Trainings:
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Participants must register by 5pm the day before the scheduled training.
Doors will open at least 15 minutes prior to each training.
Doors will lock approximately 15 minutes after each training has started.
Participants must attend the entire training session in order to receive full credit.
Registration payments are non-refundable and a 24 hour notice is required to receive credit.
If a training is cancelled, participants will be notified and given a credit.
Please check training descriptions for content, times and location as they may vary.
Children are not allowed into the training sessions and can not be left unsupervised on the premises.
The Partnership accepts cash, checks and money orders made payable to LGPFC.
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Connect
with Us!
Want to connect...here’s how!
Web: www.partnership4children.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lenoir.GreenePartnership
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LG_Partnership
Blog: http://lgpfc.wordpress.com
*For more information, email Community Outreach
Coordinator, Molly Taylor at [email protected]
Contact Information
Lenoir County phone: (252) 939-1200,
fax:(252) 939-1313
Greene County phone: (252) 747-3331
fax:(252) 686-0959
www.partnership4children.com
Office Hours (both locations):
Monday-Thursday : 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Library Hours (both locations):
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Developing Today’s Children to Become Tomorrow’s
Leaders
1465 Hwy 258 N
Kinston, NC 28504
P a r t n e r s h i p f o r C h i l d r e n of
Lenoir and Greene Counties
Partnership for Children Board of Directors 2013-2014
Lorrine Washington—Chairman
Ashley Pierce—Vice Chair
Dr. Patrick Miller — Treasurer
Iris Jacobs — Secretary
Joy Brock
Jane Gridley
Steve Hill
Rita Hodges
Dr. Steven Mazingo
Keith Montgomery
Lou Ann Shackelford
Saraphinea Sheppard
Kristal Suggs
Brent Williams